Tervetuloa, välkommen, bienvenue, bienvenida!
Welcome to The In-Between, a wee blog written by a 20-year old English Literature undergraduate responding to the name Matleena, or Mattie for short. Currently dividing her time between her new adopted home Glasgow and a tiny village called Alva, situated a nice bikeride (bus during the winter months which are rainy in Scotland) away from her university. Life is full of exploring.
The days are easily spent, when not in the library desperately writing a few thousand words on betrayal as a carrying theme in Shakespeare’s work, with the Irish boyfriend Michael or reading chick-flicks and enjoying a cup of coffee in various cafés. Aspiring to become a teacher, or a writer, or musician, or someone working in a theatre ’cause theatres are cool, she works as a volunteer coach at the local sports centre, loves walking and sightseeing, cycling, eating out, having a night in with good music and wine and every now and then a good old Bellini.
For the sake of lists, here are my favourite places in Glasgow:
- Vespbar (14 Drury Street, the best bar-café-restaurant in town – they do Prosecco on tap!)
- Glasgow Museum of Modern Art & Artstore
- Òran Mór (even though it’s so goddamn expensive, the venue is overall great)
- Botanic Gardens
- Roots, Fruits and Flowers (I mean, au pain chocolat for 95p)
- Shettleston Tesco Extra (it’s home and open 24/7)
Hope you enjoy following my story, mostly shared via photographs.
Got any questions? Comments?
Don’t be shy, I’ve never practiced cannibalism so most likely I am not going to bite. Or eat anyone up. At least without Heinz’s original tomato ketchup, that is. I know, a bad, old joke. At least I’m not trying to become a comedian.